Sam, James

  • Title: Adjunct Faculty: Religious Studies
  • Department: Adjunct Faculty
  • Ph.D., Capella University; M.A., University of Detroit Mercy; M.A., Oakland University; M.S.W., University of Michigan.
  • Phone: 517-264-7696
  • Campus: Online Learning

Program Info

Community and Human Services

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  • About
Associate Professor of Social and Behavorial Science; Community Service Program Coordinator


Meet Jim Sam
Associate Professor of Social and Behavorial Science
Community Service (CSV) Program Coordinator; Co-Program Coordinator, Religious Studies Minor
Metro Detroit Campus

  • Ph.D., Capella University
  • M.A., Oakland University
  • M.A., University of Detroit Mercy
  • M.S.W., University of Michigan

Recent Awards and Achievements
  • Jack Bologna award for innovative teaching in 2004
  • Mental Health and Substance Abuse Therapist for over 35 years

Teaching Philosophy

“I believe that lifelong learning is the model for the 21st century. There is a plethora of modalities by which we not only gather information but by which we experience life. All of these experiences and knowledge continually shape our opinions, attitudes, and competencies. As a teacher I see my role to challenge my students and myself to continually scan our environment for new ways of thinking and acting. In this sense we are ‘co-learners’ in the cycle of life.”

“We care about your spiritual life. We care about your psychological well-being. We care about your personal life. We care about your academic learning and that is in keeping with our Dominican Tradition, which is our heritage.”